NewSpace Business Plan Competition

St. Louis Launches Space Startups: NewSpace Business Plan Competition Regional Finalists Converge

The Center for Space Commerce and Finance (CSCF) has announced finalists for the 2017 St. Louis Regional NewSpace Business Plan Competition. Here are the five finalists who will be competing for a cash prize this Friday.
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LaunchCode and St. Louis Community College Partnership Creates Path to Software Developer Degree

Aspiring computer developers interested in entering the technology field can now receive credits toward a software development associate degree thanks to a partnership between St. Louis Community College and LaunchCode.
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Next Stop, New York City: Normandy Freshmen Advance to National Finals in Youth Entrepreneurship...

Two Normandy High School freshmen take second place in NFTE youth entrepreneurship competition hosted at Saint Louis University on May 3. They will take their creation–a double-sided backpack–to finals in New York City in October.
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Midwest Cyber Center Creates First Cyber Registered Apprenticeship Program in the St. Louis Region

The Midwest Cyber Center (MC²) announced a partnership with St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) to introduce the first Cybersecurity Analyst Registered Apprenticeship program to the St. Louis region.
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CIC Launches Third Innovation Hub in the Cortex Innovation Community

The Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) announced it will open a new 41,000-square-foot space in the Cortex Innovation Community.
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8 St. Louisans Chosen as 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

EY announced its finalists for the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year awards for the Central Midwest. Meet the eight big winners from St. Louis.

Edward Jones partners with SixThirty to support financial technology startups

Financial services firm Edward Jones today announced a multi-year partnership with SixThirty, which invests in financial technology (FinTech) startups.

St. Louis Business Leaders Announce Partnership with India, Bring T-Hub to St. Louis

The St. Louis Regional Chamber announced that it has forged an important trade, educational and business partnership between St. Louis and the State of Telangana, India's leading state for technology, biosciences, entrepreneurship and aviation.
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Online Auto Retailer Carvana Launches in St. Louis

Carvana, an eCommerce platform for buying used cars, announced its expansion into St. Louis with plans to hire up to 10 staff.
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John Burroughs School Robotics Team Qualifies for World Competition

The John Burroughs School 4211 robotics team advances as the only St. Louis team to qualify for the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships.
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Perficient Appoints Brian Matthews to Board of Directors

Perficient, the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced that Brian L. Matthews has been appointed as an independent member of the company's Board of Directors, effective April 7.

Epharmix Teams Up with Provident on Suicide Prevention Tools

Epharmix, a digital healthcare startup that builds communication tools for help healthcare teams, has announced a partnership with mental healthcare organization Provident.
CEO2CEO 2017

CEO2CEO Returns with Blake Marggraff of Epharmix and Anthony Tersigni of Ascension

#CEO2CEO, the event series hosted by Accelerate St. Louis that pairs CEOs of startups and large enterprises for one-on-one conversations, returns on April 10.
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St. Louis Regional Chamber Names Andrew Smith as New VP of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The St. Louis Regional Chamber today announced its new Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Andrew Smith. Smith will lead Chamber initiatives that increase regional capacity to support entrepreneurs with the capital, infrastructure and networked relationships.
Ameren Accelerator

Ameren Launches Energy Technology Accelerator in St. Louis, Partners With Capital Innovators and UMSL...

Ameren Corporation announces the launch of Ameren Accelerator, an innovative public-private partnership with the University of Missouri System, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators. The collaborative program starts today at Cortex, St. Louis' innovation and technology district.

Savvy Kids Fosters Kids’ Natural Entrepreneurship Impulses

Savvy Coders, the startup that teaches front end software development skills to anyone with the desire to learn, is rolling out a program targeting 10-13 year-olds next month, Savvy Kids.

Microsoft Announces Move to Cortex Innovation Community

Microsoft to open new regional headquarters and technology hub in St. Louis, in state-of-the-art facility being developed by Wexford Science + Technology.

Prosper Institute Rebrands to BRAZEN, Announces New Membership Program

Prosper Institute, an organization that helps growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses, announced it has rebranded to Brazen and will roll out a new membership platform in May.
GlobalHack

Rebooting Summer Camp: St. Louis Youth Learn to Code this Summer with GlobalHack

Registration for GlobalHack's first ever youth summer camp is now open. Learn more about this deep dive into coding for kids ages 10-18.
SafeTrek

SafeTrek Makes National Startup List, GlobalHack Launches Summer Camps and More News

SafeTrek Makes CNBC Top Startups ListSafeTrek, the personal safety app, was ranked #3 in CNBC’s inaugural Upstart 25 list of “most promising young startups”...
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Ginger Imster Joins the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership as VP of Innovation &...

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership announced today that Ginger Imster will join the organization as Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Imster will be moving to the post from her position as Executive Director of Arch Grants.

Cortex-based Affigen Announces $17 million Series A Led by Black Beret Life Sciences

Affigen, a biotechnology company based in the Cortex Innovation Community that develops therapeutics targeting cell lineage-specific tumor proteins, today announced the closing of a $17...
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Instacart Launches One-Hour Grocery Delivery Service in St. Louis

The fast-growing retail delivery service announced it has expanded into St. Louis, its first city in Missouri, and will add 150 jobs.
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Capital Innovators Announces Its Spring 2017 Accelerator Class

Capital Innovators Spring class includes companies serving industries in Fitness Technology, Sports Technology, EdTech, Crowdfunding, and Consumer Packaged Goods. See who joined the program.
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FocalCast Now Integrates With Qumu, Leader in Enterprise Video

The St. Louis-based startup helps power leading enterprise video platform with recording and streaming of collaboration sessions.
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Assembly Payments Wins eBay Business, Will Power Gumtree Connect

Assembly Payments, formerly known as PromisePay, announced yesterday it will power payments for Gumtree Connect, the eBay-owned local classifieds site.
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Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Company Makeena Acquires CommonKindness.com

Makeena, a technology platform that connects natural products brands to shoppers across all retailers and social media, announced last week that it has purchased CommonKindness.com. The deal between the two women-led companies creates the largest natural products coupon company in the US.
Purina Petcare Innovation Prize

Obe, Creator of New Smart Pet Bowl, Wins First-Ever Pet Care Innovation Prize Powered...

Obe, founder of a new smart pet bowl, was announced today as the grand prize winner of the first Pet Care Innovation Prize powered by Purina.

The Yield Lab St. Louis Announces 2017 Portfolio

Meet the four companies accepted into the third cohort of the AgTech accelerator.
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Introducing STLTechMap: A New Interactive Ecosystem Map for St. Louis

"A new crowdsourced mapping system has arrived in St. Louis' startup scene: STLTechMap.com."
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Hatchbuck Secures $4 Million In Series A Funding

The sales and marketing software company announced yesterday the completion of a $4 million Series A round of financing.
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From Argentina to St. Louis: AgTech Company AgIdea Expands in Missouri

AgIdea, a contract research and development (R&D) company based in Pergamino, Argentina, is expanding in Missouri after selecting the state as the home of its North American headquarters.
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Venture Café Expands Programming to 39 North and LaunchCode Mentor Center

Venture Café Night: 39 North and Venture Café Night: Forward Through Resilience will expand reach and connect with a broader audience.
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Finalists Announced for 4th Annual St. Louis Regional Chamber Arcus Awards

The Regional Chamber will host its fourth annual Arcus Awards next month. Here's who made the list of finalists.
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Venture Café St. Louis Announces New Executive Director

Today, Venture Café St. Louis named entrepreneur and marketing veteran Tyler Mathews as its next executive director effective January 17.

BlueStrata Creates 52 New Jobs in Creve Coeur

BlueStrata EHR, a company that provides electronic health record systems, announced on Friday that it is expanding in Creve Coeur and adding 52 new, high-paying jobs.
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Applications Open for CET’s Square One Ignite Program 2017

CET announced it is now accepting applications for its 2017 Square One Ignite program.
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St. Louis’ Plant Science Innovation District to Be Called 39 North

St. Louis County will have a new AgTech innovation district to build on the area's leadership position in the field and to attract startups and AgTech companies from around the world. And it has a new name.
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St. Louis Wins National Competition to Address Racial and Gender Equity in Entrepreneurial Startup...

Twelve St. Louis area nonprofit and governmental organizations are initial members of a collective that will receive $420,000 over two years from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to help female and historically underrepresented entrepreneurs of color in high-growth sectors.
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RiverVest Closes $15 Million Biopharma Pre-Seed Fund, Says It Will Focus on Midwest Companies

Life sciences venture capital firm RiverVest Venture Partners today announced the closing of Archer Seed Fund, LP, at $15 million. Here's more about the firm's investment strategy.
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Sparo Labs’ Wing Officially Launches Sales

Sparo Labs, a digital health startup based in Downtown St. Louis, officially launched sales this morning of its flagship product, Wing®. Wing is the...

Accelerate St. Louis Awards $120,000 in Prizes at Startup Connection 2016

A total of $120,000 in cash was awarded at tonight's Startup Connection, the largest annual event for the startup community that draws over 1,200 people.The...
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Winners Announced for St. Louis’ First Export Accelerator Awards

At an event this evening at Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business, $60,000 in cash was awarded as part of the inaugural...
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Sherpa Opens New Headquarters in Midtown Alley, Plans to Add 50 New Jobs

Sherpa, a two-year old local tech company that developed a CRM platform, is moving 20 jobs to St. Louis City as it establishes new headquarters...

Arch Grants Announces 10 Global Startup Competition Recipients for its Winter Class

Arch Grants, a non-profit providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs, announces today the 10 recipients of its 2016 Winter...
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Washington University Skandalaris Center announces new fund for startups

The Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis announced today that it has launched a new venture-capital seed fund aimed at helping to...
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Five Pet Care Startups Selected as Pet Care Innovation Prize Finalists

First-ever contest, powered by Purina, to award a total of $60,000 to startups that are improving the lives of pets and pet owners
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Accelerate St. Louis Contest Finalists Announced, Winners to Be Announced During Global Entrepreneurship Week

The list Includes 17 for the Accelerate Challenge and 16 for the STL Export Accelerator.

NGA Hosts First GEOx Geospatial Technology Showcase This Week at Cortex

The St. Louis-based National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and EVNTUR event marketing firm are hosting  a "first-of-its-kind geospatial technology...
Coolfire Solutions

Coolfire Solutions Adding 11 new jobs Downtown

Yesterday, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) gathered with leadership of Coolfire Solutions, a St. Louis-based startup founded in 2010, to cut the...
St. Louis Startup Roadshow to Boston

19 STL Startups in Boston for STL Roadshow: Here’s What Happened on Day 1

On Tuesday evening, a group of 19 technology and bioscience startups from St. Louis jumped on a Southwest Airlines jet en route to Boston as part of...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: September 23

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...
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Stadia Ventures Announces Fall 2016 Cohort in Sports Business Accelerator

After receiving over 200 applications from around the world, Stadia Ventures announces its Fall 2016 cohort for the Stadia Sports Business Accelerator today.Stadia Accelerator helps sports...
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St. Louis Startup Pixel Press Partners with Mattel

Mattel to manufacture and distribute Pixel Press' new video game builder, Bloxels.

Capital Innovators Announces Fall 2016 Accelerator Class

St. Louis-based Capital Innovators announced at an event at CIC that the accelerator program has invested in six high-growth companies for its Fall 2016 cohort. The...
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The University of Missouri-St. Louis launches Gateway Accelerate, first Midwest Program for International Entrepreneurs

The University of Missouri-St. Louis, in partnership with Civic Progress, the St. Louis Mosaic Project,  Global EIR Coalition and Arch Grants, announced the launch...

Lewis & Clark Ventures Raises $20 Million for Agriculture Technology

Lewis & Clark Ventures announced today $20 Million of new capital to drive agriculture innovation focusing on companies that improve plant yield, increase energy...

SafeTrek: Downtown’s Support System

How a partnership between Downtown STL, Inc. and St. Louis-based startup SafeTrek aims to keep city residents safer.

Murmuration Festival: Celebrating Intersections

This fall, Murmuration Festival will highlight art, technology, science and music–and their intersections.

EQ’s Next Chapter

Hey everyone! Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve officially spun out of ALIVE Media Group. This is a huge milestone for us. As a...

St. Louis Fashion Incubator Announces Inaugural Class

The Saint Louis Fashion Incubator (SLFI), a project through the Saint Louis Fashion Fund and led by executive director, Eric Johnson, selected its first...

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Announces Fall 2016 Class

Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) announced the six women-led companies selected for their Fall 2016 cohort today including three local companies, as well as startups...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: August 19

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: August 12

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...

The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs Launches St. Louis Chapter

A St. Louis chapter of The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)—a global organization that fosters healthcare, life science and biomedical innovation— was recently launched...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: August 5

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...

Cultivation Capital Hires New Principal for SixThirty CYBER

St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital announced the hire of Christian Taylor, who is coming on as Principal focusing on the SixThirty CYBER accelerator...

Introducing TEQ Jobs

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new TEQ Job Board on EQ. If you’re searching for your dream job or looking to...

5 Things We’re Reading This Week: July 29

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...

5 Things We’re Reading this Week: July 22

Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of...

Cultivation Capital Tech Fund I and Tech Fund II: Investment Update

Cultivation Capital released an update today on their two technology funds, Tech Fund I and Tech Fund II. Since the beginning of 2016, 12...

Cultivation Capital Leads $1.2M Financing Round in S4

Cultivation Capital announced this morning that they have made an investment in S4, a data gathering and analytics company that provides risk management solutions...

Startup Connection Opens Applications for 2016 Venture Showcase

Startup Connection 2016, the region’s largest event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, announced that applications for the Venture Showcase are now open. Companies can...

Betabox Hosts Pop Up Today at The Science Louis Science Center

Have some time this afternoon and looking for a great way to dip your toe into the maker movement? Betabox is hosting a free...

Downtown STL, Inc Partners With SafeTrek To Sponsor Safety for Residents

SafeTrek has partnered with Downtown STL, Inc to keep residents safer. Downtown STL, Inc purchased a six-month license, granting access for all Downtown residents to use...
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St. Louis Startups and Innovation Leaders Join Delegation to Ireland and France

Thirty delegates, made up of St. Louis business and civic leaders, startup founders and innovation community members, travel to Dublin, Galway and Lyon.
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World Trade Center Announces Export Plan & $125,000 in Additional Accelerate St. Louis Grants

Today, World Trade Center St. Louis is releasing a regional export plan that assesses the current export climate of St. Louis, sets goals for...
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LaunchCode Announces Major Expansion as Part of U.S. Department of Labor TechHire Initiative

LaunchCode announced today it has been awarded support through 2020 as part of the U.S. Department of Labor grants in Seattle, WA and Portland,...
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Rippleshot Wins ABA Endorsement

The American bank organization recommends the automated card compromise detection platform to banks.

Arch Grants Announces Summer 2016 Global Startup Competition Recipients

Arch Grants, the non-profit that provides $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services for startup companies bi-annually, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Summer...
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Appistry Launches Managed Services for Clinical Laboratories

The new managed services will help clinical laboratories establish and expand next-generation sequencing based testing capabilities.

The Joojoo App Launches Today, Looks to Make the Business of Recommendations More Personal

The most useful recommendations come from your friends, family and peers, not advertisers or strangers. The minds behind St. Louis' newest app are harnessing...

New Restaurant Vicia To Open in Cortex Innovation District This Fall

The Cortex District keeps growing, and the latest addition is an appetizing one. Tara and Michael Gallina, who relocated to St. Louis last year after...

Gallery: Distributed Trade Blockchain Conference

On Tuesday, June 14, SixThirty and BTC Media presented Distributed: Trade, a first-of-its-kind conference that focused on innovative blockchain solutions for both financial services and trade...
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SixThirty Launches SixThirty CYBER, St. Louis’ Latest Accelerator

St. Louis just got another accelerator.SixThirty, the St. Louis-based global financial technology (FinTech) venture fund and accelerator, just announced the launch of SixThirty CYBER,...

Local Universities, Organizations Partner with LaunchCode For Summer of Free Tech Training Classes

This summer LaunchCode is partnering with Harris-Stowe State University, Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and OPO Startups, are partnering for the...
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This Is Why You Should Pay Attention to T-REX’s New Capital Campaign

T-REX, the Downtown technology incubator and co-working space, has attracted innovative companies and events for the past two years. Now, the T-REX team is...

T-REX and Partners Bring Attention to Cybersecurity Needs and Opportunities with “Cyber Awareness Day”...

The T-REX Innovation Center and its partners want the St. Louis region to recognize two things. First, there are ongoing existential cybersecurity threats to...
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Cultivation Capital Named The Most Active Tech Venture Capital Firm In Missouri By CBInsights

Startups based in Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston may account for most of the VC tech funding in the United States, but as we...

GiftAMeal Taps Applebee’s to Join the Fight Against Hunger in Greater St. Louis

Applebee's, the world's largest casual dining chain with approximately 2,000 locations, has partnered with GiftAMeal in the Greater St. Louis region with 32 of...

Paul Singh the “Startup Savant” Rolls His Airstream into STL to Connect with STL...

Paul Singh has been criss-crossing America, connecting with startup entrepreneurs from Shreveport, Pittsburgh, Tulsa, Lincoln and, as of today, St. Louis.The veteran entrepreneur and VC investor will...

Local Entrepreneurs Announce Launch of Geniecast

Entrepreneurs Keith Alper, David Stillman, Steve Trampe and Joseph Bowers announced the launch of Geniecast at an event Downtown tonight attended by Mayor Francis...

STL Civic Tech Startup CTY Joins Inaugural Class of NY Accelerator URBAN-X

MINI and HAX, a division of venture capital firm SOSV, announced the names of its first cohort of the URBAN-X startup accelerator program–and St. Louis' CTY was on...

Distributed: Trade Blockchain Conference Speakers Announced: Ernst & Young, t0, Gem and Fluent

BTC Media and SixThirty announce key speakers for the Distributed: Trade conference, the first event of its kind to focus on innovative blockchain solutions for both financial...

St. Louis Sets its Sights on Becoming a Gigabit Community with Broadband Fiber RFI

Announced this morning, Downtown STL, Inc., the City of St. Louis, St. Louis Development Corporation and St. Louis Economic Development Partnership have released a...

CIC Announces Kim Plank As General Manager

CIC St. Louis announced today that Kim Plank will become its new St. Louis general manager replacing Dougan Sherwood, founder and managing director of CIC St....

STL Startup News: Weekly Download – Apr. 8

Here’s a recap of STL startup news this week. Have news to share? Email us at editors@eqstl.com.Leadership HiresRiverVest Venture Partners, a Clayton-based venture capital...
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SixThirty and St. Louis Recognized as Pioneering FinTech Community

SixThirty and St. Louis were recently recognized by Village Capital and VilCap Communities as a pioneering start-up community for our competitive advantage and work...

Stadia Announces Its Spring 2016 Accelerator Class

Stadia Ventures announced the five sports startups accepted to its Spring 2016 Sports Accelerator program this afternoon during an event at T-REX.  The companies begin their three...
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SixThirty Announces Its Spring 2016 Cohort

SixThirty announced the five companies comprising their spring 2016 cohort last night at T-REX.The St. Louis-based business development accelerator and venture fund invests in...